U.S. Space and Rocket Center Site Index
S-IC Y-Ring Gallery


Partial walk-around of one of the Y-ring segments.

Picture 3 of 3.

The bottom label reads "Saturn V Skin Segment" and the upper label reads "Saturn V Booster Y-Ring."

The Y-ring was a large ring, a single piece which formed the upper- or lower-most portion of the cylindrical section of the propellant tank. This solid, continuous ring was welded to the tank wall. I'm uncertain as to why there's a "stair step" leading to the Y-ring segment. The base leg of the Y-ring would have been welded to the end of the tank wall cylinder.

S-IC Y-Ring at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Fri Jul 2 08:40:44 2010
Location picture taken Saturn V Hall
Davidson Center for Space Exploration
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
Prev S-IC Y-Ring Gallery Next